In 2014, the Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services (AHRECS) was commissioned by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) to undertake work to produce a resource manual to support the ethical decision making Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT) researchers and research ethics reviewers.
The AHRECS Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research Ethics Manual consists of six booklets that include academic references, recommended reading and prompts for ethical reflections. The booklets are practically focused and incorporate examples of problems and suggested strategies.
The six booklets of the SoTL Manual are provided online as *.docx on an open license basis for use by researchers, research ethics reviewers, research office staff, and institutions.
AHRECS consultants have been working in the human research ethics and research integrity spheres in Australia and New Zealand for over 30 years. The AHRECS website has further resources to support ethical research and research ethics review.